Frankenstein

Thursday, October 30
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2hr 15mins // directed by:Danny Boyle // featuring:Benedict Cumberbatch, Jonny Lee Miller

National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of National Theatre Live's 5th anniversary celebrations.

Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
 

The Financial Times

Playwright Nick Dear on bringing the Creature to life.

Full Article


The Guardian

"FOUR STARS. Brilliant...a humane, intelligent retelling of the original story." — Michael Billington

Full Review